more INFOS/PHOTOS here : www.iikki-books.com/iikki-002-alveare
you can ORDER the vinyl, the book or the complete package too via the SITE including a FREE DIGITAL CODE too for the complete album (www.iikki-books.com/shop
COMPLETE SERIES (x 3 Vinyls available too via the site) at a special price
VIDEO (complete preview of the book) : www.vimeo.com/199181414
Alveare is a journey across and around man-made cement beehives - the legacy of a group of visionary architects. Their playground: post-war Italy. Their vision: affordable dwelling designed to meet as many human needs as possible. A superficial look at these architectural reveries decades later might bring to mind terms such as "excessiveness" and "megalomania". But these massive edifices are prototypes of a city of the future – an urbanized future that was yet to be shaped by bold ideas and dreams. Meandering across the endless corridors of Nuovo Corviale or Rozzol Melara is like a surrealist hike through the realities of thousands of inhabitants of a beehive. And although the walls are made from rigid concrete, they have an organic feel to them. Facades move, shapes shift. Human demands are stronger than concrete and nature will always find a way. Alveare is a look at drawing board visions cast into concrete and their human adjustments.
Alveare is the result of a dialog between the artist Matthias Heiderich
and the music artist Andrea Belfi initiated by IIKKI between February 2016 and October 2016.
the complete project works in two physical imprints:
the book and the vinyl.
it should be appreciated in different manners :
the book watched alone
the vinyl listened to alone
the book and the vinyl watched and listened to together.
for more infos :
released January 23, 2017
all tracks played and composed by Andrea Belfi on drums, percussion and synthesizer between 2007 and 2016.
Audrey Chen: cello on "grigio"
Attila Faravelli: rotating speakers on "abito"
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi in September 2016
Artwork by Matthias Heiderich
Design : Sprflxgrfzm
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